Ted Cruz Says Anti-Vaccination Parents Have a "Religious" Right to Put Children at Risk

lawhawk2/03/2015 12:13:20 pm PST

Most states, all but WV and MS, have exemptions for philosophical and/or religious reasons. Standing by those exemptions makes no sense from a public health standpoint and risks outbreaks occurring and putting the public at risk.

Eliminate those exemptions. Period. They are unsupported by science, and they threaten public health.

All this pandering to antivaxxers or people who simply don’t understand the risks (because few truly do understand how statistics works, or bother to read past the anti-vax headlines that still continue to attribute autism to vaccinations) is dangerous. There’s no other way to put it.

Oh, and I figure Charles will get a kick out of this: